The cheapest times to fly from SBN to MEL are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • April 9th to May 6th
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, and November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SBN to MEL is mid August. Prices can be as high as $3212 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1250 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from South Bend, IN (SBN) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $1332 to $2315 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1319. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2839. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1521 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1539 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SBN to MEL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SBN to MEL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SBN to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SBN to MEL flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from South Bend. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $187 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1529. Return trip prices are from the MEL to SBN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SBN to MEL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SBN to MEL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SBN to MEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SBN > LAX > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1354
  • Average savings: $185 (12.02%)

See SBN to LAX flights

Hack #2: Beijing (SBN > PEK > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1387
  • Average savings: $152 (9.88%)

See SBN to PEK flights

Hack #3: Honolulu, HI (SBN > HNL > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1427
  • Average savings: $113 (7.31%)

See SBN to HNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SBN to MEL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to South Bend International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9741 miles or 15677 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SBN to MEL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SBN to MEL flight is about 18 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between South Bend, IN and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SBN to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSBN
Origination airport nameSouth Bend International Airport
CitySouth Bend, IN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMEL
Destination airport nameMelbourne International Airport


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